What God Requires! 2
“When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is this: Fear God and keep His commandments, because this is the whole duty of humanity.” Ecclesiastes 12:13.
God’s word is a powerful tool in our lives. His word is able to bring us out of trouble, strengthen relationships, help us fulfill destiny, and make us more like Christ. However, to do all this, we must understand its purpose or the logic evidence that led to such a requirement before we can use it to our advantage. Because many people do some stuff, but they don’t understand ‘Why’ or ‘How.’
Today’s bible verse seems self-explanatory without the need for further explanation, but I think it is essential to know what God asked for from us. We must understand his purpose for us and what He wants to fulfill it. This is where we need to connect all the dot points in the bible with one another, where we can see the whole picture of God’s plan for us.
Because for most people, when they hear the word ‘Fear God and keep His commandments,’ they are not sure about why God wants them to fear Him. But if you ask them, they will say that He wants to make us afraid of Him. The reason is that they have been taught to fear God by their parents, teachers, and elders’ unhealthy way or without an in-depth explanation. So, let us take a step back and look at what God wanted for us.
You see, Godly fear is salutary, means healthy, and safe for our soul and body. When you think about it, many things could happen to many us if we did not fear God and follow God’s instructions. However, because we fear Him, we can restrain from sin, impels to obedience, guards virtue, fosters reverence, encourage faith and love, etc. All these things are necessary for us to fulfill the purpose of life that God intended for us. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living.”
1. Oh Lord, thank you for your mercy and grace in my life.
2. Lord, forgive me, anywhere I have misinterpreted your word to be a lie.
3. Holy Spirit, help me to understand the Word of God and how it applies to me.